What we do

Abuse robs children of their childhood. Without help, the scars of abuse can last a lifetime. And as devastating as it can be for the child, society pays a heavy price too.

Abuse changes childhood, but so can we

Child abuse is preventable - not inevitable. And it’s up to each of us to do everything possible to keep childhood safe from abuse, so children can grow up healthy and thrive. That’s why we're here and drives what we do. So as long as there’s abuse – we will fight for every childhood. Join us.

News and opinion

The latest news and opinion on our work and activities, plus our spokespeople on what we're doing to prevent and aid recovery from child abuse.
Read our latest news

What we stand for

We’re standing up for children, demanding that laws change and action is taken to better protect them.
Find out more

Children's stories

Lam's story

Lam talks about how his desire to find employment in the UK was exploited by child traffickers, and how CTAC helped him.
Read Lam's story

Kerry's story

Kerry talks about the difficulties she experienced with her mum that led to her being placed in care.
Read Kerry's story

Make a donation

A child will contact Childline every 25 seconds. Donate now and help us be there for every child.

Donate now

Pete's story

Pete tells us how his mum violently abused him as a child, and how it took him a long time to realise that wasn't normal.
Read Pete's story

Robbie's story

Robbie talks about how the NSPCC helped him to deal with his anger that arose from the abuse he suffered.
Read Robbie's story

Alice's story

Alice talks about how the Young Witness Service made her feel supported in court during the trial of the man who abused her.
Read Alice's story

John's story

John talks about how he found hope through our Family Environment: Drug-using Parents (FEDUP) service.
How our service for drug-using parents helped John